Let’s Just Leave It Packed, Shall We?

Oh, I’m moving again. Back to Tempe, hi ho, hi ho. As such, I am once again condensing, organizing, packing and coordinating moving stuff. For the fourth time in less than 18 months.

Organizing spices, again...

Nope. I don’t want to talk about it. Yep. I am glad I didn’t buy another address return label rubber stamp for the current joint.

And while I should be going through the boxes of art supplies stuffing the third floor closet, instead I am taking a closer look at things that really don’t make any major difference, like my spice shelves.

Organizing spices, again...

There has to be a better way. Right? Why don’t spice makers make all of their containers stackable? They know most of us store spices in this tiny shelf above the stove. Or perhaps, those of us who are 5’10 and taller do. There has to be a better way than this current nonsense.

Organizing spices, again...

Enter one of my very favorite kitchen items: the Mason jar.

(Okay, technically these are Kerr jars. They were also $8 for 12, making this new system completely practical.)

Organizing spices, again...

Organizing spices, again...

Organizing spices, again...

Organizing spices, again...

Organizing spices, again...

 

Goodbye, old containers. You will not be missed.

 

 

Organizing spices, again...

 

Although I did save a couple of the nicer glass jars, sterilized them and filled them with other items I keep with spices.

Organizing spices, again...

Organizing spices, again...

Ta-da! I know. I know. It still doesn’t look like something from the Container Store, but it did scratch my “must organize something” itch. What you can’t see is within those two boxes are alphabetized spices, with the ones we use most often in the top. And let’s be frank: the more we keep in boxes at this point, the better.

If you too find comfort in cleaning and organizing when life otherwise seems a bit topsy turvy, may I recommend my very favorite OCD blog. Yeah. Those ladies make organization an art.

~K